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  • #16
    Here is something to ponder. Who was the last Giants outfielder who was signed, developed, and debuted as a Giant who went on to be an NL All-Star as a Giant? The answer is Chili Davis! Chili was an NL All-Star in 1984 and 1986. Before that it was Jack Clark who was an NL All-Star in 1978 and 1979.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #17
      Fangraphs breaks down the Giants top 20 prospects. The Giants have basically no top minor league talent.

      Prospect Reports: San Francisco Giants
      Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 11-06-2016, 01:18 AM.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
        Fangraphs breaks down the Giants top 20 prospect. The GInats has basically no top minor league talent.

        Prospect Reports: San Francisco Giants
        None of that stuff means anything to me...except the summation that our farm systems sux.
        “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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        • #19
          Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
          None of that stuff means anything to me...except the summation that our farm systems sux.
          I don' know why the they can't even develop even one stinking productive outfielder in 30 years?!
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #20
            the giants also were pretty good for half a decade now (no high draft picks) and they always were in contention meaning the were buyers and had to trade away prospects or lose them to comp picks when signing FAs. can't blame sabbean for that as it paid off in a huge way with 3 rings.

            certainly not everything was ideal in the Player developement but it is also about the material you get to work with. actually the giants had quite a few middle to late round picks outperforming their expectations so that should be a positive for the Player developement, maybe they just don't draft the right guys (scouting issue)?
            I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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            • #21
              While I'm far away from calling our farm good, I look more relaxed at it now.
              Over the last 5 years we produced significant talent, although our farm system seemed to be rated low. Over the last 5 years we produced significant talent. I'm looking forward to Ty Blach and I'm still not giving up Arroyo.

              As for the outfielders: Yes, definitely not good. But let's see what Mac Williamsan can do with more at-bats.
              Greetings from Germany

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              • #22
                The Giants have developed many of the key guys that helped win the three world Series for sure.

                Buster Posey
                Madison Bumgarner
                Brandon Crawford
                Brandon Belt
                Joe Panik
                Matt Cain
                Tim Lincecum
                Sergio Romo
                Brian Wilson

                That's a lot of talent right there. It just seems odd that not one of them is an outfielder. KH and I thought Gary Brown was the real deal, a gap hitting, base stealing, defensive wizard in CF that would lead off. He had that one huge season in the Cal League and never developed after that.

                In the fangraphs article I thought it was odd that there was no mention of Jacob Heyward, Jason's younger brother. He was drafted in 2016 and had a great season in Rookie ball. Granted, he's only been a pro a few months, hit just .242 (but with a .403 OBP) in his final college season, and was only an 18th round pick, but the scouting reports I read say he has good tools. Likely, he'll start 2017 at Augusta.
                Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 11-04-2016, 10:53 AM.
                Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                  It just seems odd that not one of them is an outfielder. KH and I thought Gary Brown was the real deal, a gap hitting, base stealing, defensive wizard in CF that would lead off. He had that one huge season in the Cal League and never developed after that.
                  Count me in. He had some power too. People were looking forward to 50+ stolen bases as fast as he was. That was some disappointment.

                  Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                  In the fangraphs article I thought it was odd that there was no mention of Jacob Heyward, Jason's younger brother. He was drafted in 2016 and had a great season in Rookie ball. Granted, he's only been a pro a few months, hit just .242 (but with a .403 OBP) in his final college season, and was only an 18th round pick, but the scouting reports I read say he was good tools. Likely, he'll start 2017 at Augusta.
                  Interesting. I guess I should subsribe to MiLB.tv upcoming season, too. But they don't broadcats from Augusta as far as I know.
                  Greetings from Germany

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                    KH and I thought Gary Brown was the real deal, a gap hitting, base stealing, defensive wizard in CF that would lead off. He had that one huge season in the Cal League and never developed after that.
                    Indeed we did think that. Last i looked Gary was playing in some Maryland independent league hitting .240.

                    It is interesting that the Giants farm system had developed their entire starting INF (including Duff-man) but no OF. I dont really believe there is anything signigicant to this fact, more of a fluke than anything.
                    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                    • #25
                      Some early notes on the kids...

                      Arroyo is killing it in AAA. Hitting .467 wont be sustained obviously, but it bodes well.

                      And I like 2015 #1 pick Chris Shaw in Richmond. He's finally looking like he's getting it, and I bet he's in Sacramento in a couple of months

                      Also, meant to add that the long, sad case of Angel Villalona came to an end. Kid got released and is a FA. Can't find out if he's back in the Dominican, but I think that's likely
                      Last edited by KHenry14; 04-15-2017, 12:15 PM.
                      “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                      • #26
                        Christian Arroyo is still killing it hitting .479/.510/.750 in 12 games so far.
                        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                        • #27
                          Another kid I'm watching is Same Coonrod who is in Richmond. While he is 0-1 so far on the year, he has a 0.86 WHIP 1 bb 18 k

                          Here's hoping he continues his progress
                          “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                          • #28
                            Chris Shaw is having a great season at AA Richmond hitting .315/.425/.539 so far. What is impressive is that he has 15 walks and 15 strikeouts. Just last season in the Cal League he only had 28 walks and 70 strikeouts. The Eastern League is a tough pitcher's league and Shaw is facing better pitching than last year. If he's still hitting like this in June and the Giants are still in last place I hope he gets called up to play left field or something.
                            Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 05-10-2017, 12:04 AM.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #29
                              Well Shaw got the call to go to Sacramento. Gonna watch this kid closely
                              “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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